Tag: low back pain

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Chronic Lower Back Pain Is a Disease Not an Illness

The difference between a disease and an illness can be illustrated like this:  If you catch a cold and get stuffed up lungs which makes it hard to breathe, that is an illness (a singular event).  If you have asthma and can’t breathe, that is a disease.  Asthma stays with you for a while.  Sure […]

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Chiropractic For Low Back Pain Still the Best Choice.

When it comes to treating Low Back Pain, people have options, lots of options. And it’s a good thing because there are so many different causes of low back pain. A study published in the prestigious journal Spine (June 2011) , which I was able to review today, demonstrates great news for the chiropractic profession. […]

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Pain Meds Double Risk of Heart Disease

I follow research articles on  a variety of health topics.  Often we have lots of “do this” research which promotes a certain type of action.  This week, I am promoting an article which is a “don’t do this” variety.  This article warns us of the dangers associated with certain types of pain medications. The research […]

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Manual Treatment and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

When researchers look at spinal manipulation techniques they tend to use an either-or scenario.  Two modalities are pitted against each other and like boxers in a ring, the strongest survives.  As an example, in my last article, physiotherapy went up against surgery for the undisputed crown of knee pain treatment.  As it turned out, their […]

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Do I Need an MRI for my Back Pain?

Uncomplicated low back pain does not always need an MRI evaluation. My clinical expertise is in spinal pain, particularly low back pain. Frequently new patients will ask if I think they need an MRI for their low back pain. Some patients even come in with an MRI scheduled for later that week. Even when they […]

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Low Back Pain Relief With Chiropactic

Chiropractic care provides help to reduce muscle spasms and reduce pain. How does this work? Great question. At Innova Pain Clinic, we love explaining how chiropractic manual medicine is able to help reduce chronic low back pain. It is difficult to explain in a blog entry, but I will give you the highlights. If you […]

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St George UT Bulging Disc Treatments

If you live in Southern Utah, and are suffering from a bulged disc, I have a very important message for you: You have treatment options! The typical (wrong) game plan. Too often, chiropractic patients report that they have been ‘living with the disc bulge.’ Often they report periodic (maybe twice a year) flare-ups, each lasting […]

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Chronic low back pain is a real disease

In our western model of medicine where disease ‘ABC’ needs pill ‘XYZ’, it is hard to understand that there is not a pill to treat chronic pain. I frequently have patients ask what they can do for the pain. Some times the answer is ‘nothing but enter a coma.” However, we live in the real […]

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